(duration one hour)
This activity is designed for general youth settings. The purpose of the activity is to introduce definitions around sexual orientation and gender identity. It is a team quiz designed to enable dialogue and full participation from each member of the team, requiring participants to work with each other to understand and then remember definitions relating to both sexual orientation and gender identity. Each group will need internet access for this activity.
Look at, Read, Listen to
1. Split into teams of three.
2. Round One (Quick-fire question round – no computer access allowed for this part)
- What is a lesbian?
- What does homosexual mean? Is this the same as gay?
- What does it mean to be cis-gendered?
- What does it mean to be asexual?
- What does it mean if you are bisexual?
- What does it mean to be straight?
- If a trans person identifies as MTF – what does this mean?
- What does it mean to be gender queer? Is this different to gender fluid?
- What is non-binary?
- What is sexual orientation?
- What is gender identity?
3. Round Two (Picture round)
Research online the following flags (or print them off if you don’t have access to computers for the activity):
- Trans Gender
- Gender Queer
4. Round Three (Research round)
Ask each team to identify which flags are featured in each of Bryony’s hand pictures on the Into the Outside website. For an extra point, ask the teams to come up with what they think Bryony’s pictures are collectively speaking about (there’s no right or wrong answer to this, so each team gets a point for their interpretation).
5. Ask each team to mark someone else’s team – and ask teams to feedback on the answers. Give the answers when teams are struggling or are in dispute.
6. Discuss as a group how the quiz went. Ask each team to feedback one new thing they have learnt through this activity to the wider group. Ask the young people why it might be important for different LGBTQ+ communities to have their own unique flag. This dialogue element is an important part of the activity.